Amazon’s Lord of the Rings casts Spartacus actor


After months of speculation Amazon finally revealed the main cast of their highly anticipated Lord of the Rings series. Following this month’s announcement we were able to uncover another actor who will be joining the likes of Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur and Nazanin Boniadi on their journey through Middle-earth.

According to our sources, Simon Merrells has been cast in a recurring role in the show, his exact role is still unknown. The fact that it’s only a recurring guest role might be the reason why he was missing from the big cast announcement, which most likely included only the main cast of the first season.

Simon Merrells as Marcus Crassus in Spartacus

Merrells is best known for his portrayal of Crassus in Spartacus. His most recent roles include Tancrede in Knightfall and International Express Man in Good Omens.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings main cast include Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers and Daniel Weyman.

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